Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Strawberry Cupcakes

While doing some groceries shopping with my kids,we saw some Korean Strawberries.We had some while we were in Korea last year.It taste so sweet and juicy.So,we grabed 4 punnet of was sour......sigh...Because of the sourness, we couldn't finished it, so I decided to use them to make a cake,and began to search in internet for strawberry cupcakes.I saw Annie made the cupcakes, looks yummy.And , indeed, it's so yummy.We like it very much.Thank you Annie for the recipe.

Here's the recipe I coppied from here,
For the cupcakes:
21/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup cake flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 stick ( 1cup) unsalted butter,at room temperature
21/4 cups sugar (I use 2cups)
11/2 vanilla extract
3 large eggs plus 1 egg white
1 cup milk
21/2 cups chopped strawberries

For the frosting:
3 eggs white
120gm caster sugar
250gm butter
100-150gm pureed strawberry

For the cupcakes
Preheat the oven to 180C.Line cupcakes pan with paper liners.
In a medium bowl, combine the all- purpose flour, cake flour,baking powder and salt, whisk to blend.
In a bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter, sugar and vanilla.
Beat on medium high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Beat in eggs and egg white one at a time.
With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture into two additions alternating with the milk, mixing each addition just until incorporated.
Gently fold in the chopped strawberries with spatula.
Divided the batter between the paper liners, filling each about 3/4 full.
Bake untill light golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes, transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Frost the cupcakes with strawberry swiss meringue buttercream.

To make frosting:
Whisk egg whites and sugar over a pot of simmering water, until the sugar dissolved and it's HOT to touch.
Transfer it to another bowl, place this bowl over a cool water(with 3pcs ice in the water)
Beat the meringue until cool and thick( soft picks).
Mix in the butter into 3 batches.make sure that each batch is incorporated before adding another.
Once all the butter already in ,add the strawberry puree 2 tbsp at a time until finish and beat the buttercream on medium till thick and smooth.


peteformation said...

Cute looking cupcakes!

Yummy Bakes said...

Hi Cindy, these cupcakes look sweet and good.